THE COMPETITION

Join top area restaurants in this annual bragging rights competition & fundraiser for naming the “Best Burger in Tampa Bay”, with ALL proceeds to support The VooDoo Chef Foundation

Culinary Judges Panel

    1. Chef Erik Youngs – Judge Chairman
    2. Chef Anthony Chick – Former Burger Showdown Champion
    3. Chef Michael Moench – Dean of Culinary, Keiser University
    4. Chef Todd Lopez – Barbecue Pit Master of the Tampa Bay Lightning
    5. Chef Michael Rigberg – Past President of the American Culinary Federation
    6. Chef Steve Gonzalez – Owner of Catering by the Family

 

New-Scoring-Rubric

 

LIVE MUSIC

Bands announced soon!

STAGE SPONSORED BY

Budweiser learnings

 

PLEASE NOTE: the event will take place RAIN or SHINE.

THE COMPETITION

Top area restaurants will gather Saturday, May 19th to create, assemble and construct their sandwiches in this annual bragging rights competition & fundraiser for naming the “Best Sandwich in Tampa Bay.” 

SHOWDOWN COMPETITORS

To be announced soon… 

Info coming soon!

SPONSORS

BudStage

Bud and Burger

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98rock620

vodoochef

bare
timessponsor
BSyelp2017

FAQS

Join top area restaurants in this annual bragging rights competition & fundraiser for naming the “Best Burger in Tampa Bay”, with all proceeds to support a local charity.

What time is the event?

Event Time for Burger Showdown is Saturday night is 4 pm – 10 pm

Where is the event?

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Downtown Tampa

Where should I park?

Covered Parking is available at the adjacent POE GARAGE on the corner of Ashley Dr and Cass. Regular parking is $1.20/hr. Special Event parking, regulated by the City of Tampa, may differ in some instances.

Can children attend this event?

Yes, well behaved children are allowed.

What if it rains? No worries. We have a rain contingency plan in place! If it rains, the event will be moved under the Gasparilla Plaza (adjacent to the current event location, in Curtis Hixon Park).

Media Inquiries?

Email us here: Maiken@EventFest.com

How can a restaurant sign up to compete?

Email us  HERE

 

CONTACT

EVENTFEST INC.

EventFest, Inc.

1200 W. Cass Street Suite 110

Tampa, FL 33606